Cars 2 is the sequel to the 2006 Disney Pixar movie Cars. The movie was set to debut in 2011 and it did just that. A fun energetic movie that keeps adults and children on the edge of their seat from opening scene until the credits roll is what movie-goers can expect with this animated film.
The movie stars Lightning McQueen, who is still the voice of Owen Wilson, and his friend Mater, the tow truck, still voiced by Larry the Cable Guy. McQueen, Mater, and McQueen’s girlfriend Sally Carrera all reside in Radiator Springs. McQueen has just won the Piston Cup and is now urged to race in the World Grand Prix. McQueen is hesitant, but with some urging finally agrees. Sally pleads with McQueen to take Mater with him and he agrees to that as well.
The two set out on a journey to Japan and Europe for the World Grand Prix, but somehow Mater is involved in some international espionage. The movie is fun, light-hearted, and enjoyable for the entire family. The antics of Mater will be sure to crack a few smiles on the older crowd, and the action-packed story will keep the children glued to the screen. Everyone wants to know what happens. Will McQueen win the World Grand Prix?
The storyline is full of surprises as McQueen and Mater learn of a plot set forth by Professor Zundapp to explode cars during the race so that Allinol fuel would be doubted. The end result is to have everyone depend on Zundapp for fuel. Mater is mistakenly provided information, and confusingly reports back to McQueen. This confusion causes McQueen to lose a race and become angry with Mater.
The movie is involved but fun. It seems like a lot of details to keep up with, but the characters make it good-humored. Young children might not understand the secrecy, espionage, and feud over fuel, but they will enjoy the movie’s animation, excitement, and constant action.
Even if you did not watch the first Cars movie you will definitely have a good time with this movie. The characters will be sure to amuse, the plot is sure to entertain, and the situations will keep you focused. A movie that is terrific for anyone and everyone in the family to enjoy together.